Happy Canada Day!!

29 Jun

Well it’s Friday and the first official long weekend of the summer has arrived!!!!  There are probably tons of websites out there giving you recipes on how to spice up your BBQ or make that killer margarita, but since my blog is about health and fitness, I am going to stick to what I know.  HEALTHY EATING!!!  lol

We spend so much time dieting and exercising in preparation of bikini season, only to throw it all out the window once we’re in that sexy bikini hanging out by the pool with a drink in one hand and munchies in the other.  I am all about having a good time and enjoying the long weekend just as much as the next person, however, I try to do it in the healthiest way possible so I don’t feel so gross the day after.

So in the spirit of having some sweet treats this holiday weekend, here is a delicious new recipe I will be making this weekend for our Canada Day BBQ!  All the same goodness taste without the unhealthy ingredients.

Coconutty Almond Cookies

Prep Time:  15 mins
Bake Time:  15-20 mins

Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

• 1 cup / 240 ml almond flour
• 1 cup / 240 ml coconut flour
• 2 Tbsp / 30 ml flaxseed
• 1 ¼ cups / 300 ml unsweetened coconut flakes
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml ground cinnamon
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml Sucanat or other unrefined sugar
• 4 tsp / 20 ml baking soda
• 1 large egg
• 2 egg whites
• ½ cup / 120 ml almond butter
• ¾ cup / 180 ml extra virgin coconut oil, melted
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml real vanilla extract

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C. Place rack in top third of oven. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well until combined. If the cookie dough is too dry, add water ¼ cup / 60 ml at a time and stir until well blended – do not drench the dough.
  4. Use a tablespoon measure to scoop dough, roll into a ball with your hands and then place on the cookie sheet. Press gently down with your fingers in a criss-cross pattern, but do not flatten the ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack. Serve once cooled.

Source:  The Eat Clean Diet Kitchen

Have a fit and fabulous long weekend!!!

Lisa

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